New chairman takes the helm of Midlands IPF

Richard Round and Jonathan Devaney

Jonathan Devaney has been appointed chairman of the Midlands region of the Investment Property Forum (IPF), an organisation for property investment professionals.

He takes the baton from Richard Round, who was in the post for 18 months.

Round, a relationship director in Lloyds Bank’s commercial real estate team, hands over the reins on March 1. He will remain on the board.

Devaney is co-founder of Skylark Real Estate, a boutique commercial real estate investment and development firm.

He has been on the board of the Midlands IPF for two years and is responsible for organising seminars and networking events.

The IPF Midlands branch was set up in March 2000 with just 25 members. It has now grown to more than 200 members from across the East and West Midlands, providing networking events, including an annual lunch and dinner and a seminar programme.

Devaney said: “Richard has been a dedicated and hugely popular chairman and I am proud to be following in his footsteps. As well as ensuring the IPF Midlands continues to offer topical events, my focus will be on boosting the membership and ensuring we remain relevant and engaging to the wide range of individuals working in the real estate investment sector across the Midlands.”

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